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2001 VW Beetle Will not start

Hi- I bought a used 2001 VW Beetle about 8 months ago and it has been driving and acting fine until yesterday it decided not to start.  I drove it in the morning and came back a few hours later and it will not turn over.   There was above a 1/4 tank of gas so I am assuming it is not the gas gage, and we tried to jump it and still nothing.  All the lights come on it just will not turn over.  I recently drove through a day of rain and was in the midst of a few days of smoke and ash from the SoCal fires so could these two have something to do with it?

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  • ryanehughes Dec 02, 2008

    Thank you for your help, while I wish it was as simple as a cable/battery issue it turned out to be my fuel pump.  


    Thanks tho:)

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I have a 2001 VW Beetle Turbo. My girlfriend was driving it and it was driving hard, it stalled out on her and won't start back. I have tried to coast start it and nothing. It sounds like it is turning over but not actually trying to start. I have about 8 codes that show up.

0238
0106
0136
0140
1297
0172
0012
0343

Does anyone have a clue! Please help!

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Not a fix but I also have 2001 beetle that will not start, it is getting gas and has spark I changed the timing belt at 200 it now has 210 and it looks good , any help

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Vw 2001 some times does n't start . i had changed spark plug . it was good for 1 month again the starting problem is there. it takes one minitutes to stablise the RPM after car is started also smell of petrol outside . Can any body hlep me ?

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Hi.
Check the heavy duty cables from the battery to the starter motor and solenoid and also the battery earthing (grounding?) - there terminals could be corroded / burned.

Hope this helps you a bit. If it does, a "Fixya" rating would be much appreciated. If it doesn't
help you, I'd be grateful if you didn't bother with a rating at all. Just come back and tell me what you found. Cheers, D

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

  • Richard Raynor Dec 02, 2008

    Glad you got it fixed! Did they explain how a faulty fuel pump would prevent the car from "turning over" - as opposed to turning over but not starting? Weird! D.

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